KBF Blog

In Kelly’s Words – Reflecting on a Year of Change

Posted on December 20, 2021 to Blog

If 2020 was a year to forget, 2021 was a year to remember for the Kelly Brush Foundation! When reflecting on the year that just was, I am struck by how much has changed since one year ago. I would venture to say that this year has had more changes than ever before since our […]

KBF Awards Over $815,000 in Adaptive Sports Grants in 2021

Posted on November 23, 2021 to Blog

In Kelly’s Words – The Active Fund Empowers Community

Posted on November 22, 2021 to Blog

When I had my spinal cord injury in 2006, I knew right away that I wanted to get back on the mountain and ski again. Not because I wanted to race (I was injured while ski racing), and not even because I loved to ski (which, of course, I did and still do), but the […]

Winter is Better Active

Posted on November 6, 2021 to Blog

The KBF team LOVES winter.  We can’t get enough snowy mornings, ski outings, fresh tracks, and of course apres with friends and family. Since not everyone shares our enthusiasm, here’s a list of resources to help adaptive athletes and their squads keep moving during the winter months.  This is just a small peek into the […]

In Kelly’s Words – Why Camps Are So Important

Posted on October 26, 2021 to Blog

When a group of people who all have spinal cord injuries get together, there is never a lack of conversation. We share our stories that only each other can fully appreciate and relate to. We compare notes on how we do things in our life or funny mistakes we’ve made. The benefits of getting together […]

2021 Kelly Brush Ride Raises More Than $825,000 For Adaptive Sports

Posted on September 29, 2021 to Kelly Brush Ride

Join our mailing list to find out about 2022 events, including Early Bird Registration for next year’s Ride! Sign Up for Our Newsletter BURLINGTON, Vt. (Sept. 23, 2021)—Participants in the 16th Annual Kelly Brush Ride powered by VBT Bicycling Vacations raised more than $825,000, setting a fundraising record for the event. The ride supports the Kelly […]

In Kelly’s Words – The “Inspiration” Conundrum

Posted on September 23, 2021 to Blog

There is debate and disagreement in the disabled community about how people feel when they are told that they are an inspiration. Some accept it, agree with it, and move on. Most feel annoyed by the idea. “Don’t call me an inspiration just for going to the grocery store.” I’ve blogged about this before, but […]

In Kelly’s Words – The Ride

Posted on August 17, 2021 to Blog

Here’s how I explain the history of the Kelly Brush Foundation: “We were an event, the Kelly Brush Ride, from 2006 until 2014 when we were at an inflection point and could either stay small or grow. We chose to grow.” And while this explanation shows that we’re way more than the Kelly Brush Ride, […]

Adaptive Mountain BIking at Kingdom Trails

Apply to Attend the Inaugural KBF Adaptive Mountain Bike Camp at Kingdom Trails in Vermont!

Posted on August 2, 2021 to Uncategorized

The Kelly Brush Foundation is excited to announce the inaugural KBF Adaptive Mountain Bike Camp taking place October 6-9, 2021! This opportunity will engage and bring together the SCI community to grow participation and gain further independence in adaptive sports. Eligibility: Individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury who reside in the United States. […]